Middle East Micro Programmable Logic Controller Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

Middle East Programmable Logic Devices Market is Segmented by Type (Hardware, Software, Services), End-user Industry (Food, Tobacco, & Beverage, Automotive, Chemical and Petrochemical, Energy and Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Oil and Gas), and Country (United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Oman, Rest of Middle-East). The market sizes and forecasts are provided in terms of value (USD billion) for all the above segments.

Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Size

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Middle East Programmable Logic Controller Market CAGR
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Market Size (2024) USD 347.63 Million
Market Size (2029) USD 350.60 Million
CAGR (2024 - 2029) 0.17 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Middle East PLC Market

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order


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Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Analysis

The Middle East PLC Market size is estimated at USD 347.63 million in 2024, and is expected to reach USD 350.60 million by 2029, growing at a CAGR of 0.17% during the forecast period (2024-2029).

The deployment of PLC systems helps identify and rectify errors and can initiate rapid responses without human intervention. Hence, these automated PLC systems can considerably reduce machine downtime. Moreover, a significant rise in industrial automation and IT infrastructure in Israel paves the way for development in the PLC market.

The growth of the oil and gas sector in the region is driving the PLC market. As per the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), the Middle East includes five of the top ten oil-producing countries and is responsible for a significant share of the total oil production in the world. As per EIA, Saudi Arabia alone produces about 11 million barrels of oil per day which is nearly 11% of world output. With such high production, producers are now seeking a better solution, such as a programmable logic controller (PLC), to help them be more efficient and reduce costs. These controllers are modular, scalable, and capable of handling various communications and application support.

Increasing usage of automation systems in different end-user verticals, such as manufacturing and transportation & warehousing, construction, and utilities, is driving the market. PLC is a ruggedized computer used for industrial automation and can automate a specific process, machine function, or even an entire production line. It receives information through connected sensors or input devices, processes the data, and triggers outputs based on pre-programmed parameters.

Moreover, countries such as the United Arab Emirates are installing smart girds in cities like Dubai, which is expected to further expand the demand for PLCs. For instance, in April 2022, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority launched the next phase of its USD 1.9 billion smart grid strategy, covering the years 2021 to 2035.

With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, significant industries in the Middle East, including energy, food & beverage, and oil sectors, among others, were impacted. Oil production and export are major sources of economic stabilization in the Middle East region. The oil exporters of the Middle East countries faced the additional shock of plummeting oil prices due to travel restrictions following the public health crisis. However, with the pandemic-related restrictions easing up, the market is expected to witness renewed growth in the coming years.

However, low manufacturing activities of electronic components in the region have resulted in slow adoption of the devices, which restricts the market's growth.

Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller Market according to our research experts:

Oil Segment Accounts for Significant Market Share

The Middle East accounts for many energy reserves, among the world's top crude oil-producing regions. For instance, the United Arab Emirates holds significant energy reserves. About 30% of the country's Gross Domestic Product is directly based on oil and gas output, per the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). Thus, large-scale oil and gas industries created a sizeable market for PLC.

In oil and gas pipeline transportation, the application of automation systems is essential to realize the process parameters while monitoring the operation of the whole line. It is directly related to the safety and stability of pipeline transmission.

Oil refinery automation systems are intended to automate crude oil atmospheric distillation processes to residual, diesel, and gasoline fractions and their shipment to customers. These systems are realized using a set of programmable logic controllers (PLC) and distributed control architecture.

Vista Automation is one of the leading Industrial Automation solutions providers in the Middle East and covers a wide range of applications and processes, including Oil & Gas. The company offers PLC/SCADA-based and DCS-based solutions for discrete, batch, and continuous processes.

Further, in May 2022, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) announced the discovery of 650 million barrels of onshore crude oil reserves in Abu Dhabi, including a significant oil find at Bu Hasa, its largest producing onshore oilfield. Such developments will enhance the demand for PLC in the coming period.

Middle East Programmable Logic Controller Market

Renewable Energy to Witness Significant Market Growth

The PLC market in Saudi Arabia has mostly benefited from the government and private players' investment in energy and utilities, like GE, Eaton, ABB, and Emerson, due to which there was high penetration of automation in the industries.

In addition, UAE's Energy Strategy 2050 aims to increase the contribution of clean energy in the total energy mix from 25% to 50% by 2050 while reducing the carbon footprint of power generation by 70%.

The Middle East is expected to spend heavily on upgrading smart grids in the coming decade as utilities seek to improve efficiency and reduce system losses and carbon emissions. A smart grid is a dynamic solution that effectively manages and distributes renewable energy sources such as solar, wind, and hydrogen.

Smart Meters form an important component of the smart grid. The smart meter is realized by incorporating the PLC within an electrical meter. Using a PLC within a smart meter improves communication bandwidth, lowers processor scan-time, and improves code efficiency and effectiveness by optimizing throughput.

Further, the trends toward the dual-axis solar tracking system have been implemented using a programmable logic controller (PLC). This proposed system keeps the solar panels aligned with the sun during sunrise to maximize solar power extracted from the sun. In this work, an open-loop control system has been designed and carried out using PLC and direct current motors for solar cell sun tracking. With future investment in renewable energy, Saudi Arabia caters to high demand.

Middle East Programmable Logic Controller Market

Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Industry Overview

The Middle East Programmable Logic Controller market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few major players currently dominate the region. These major players, with a prominent share in the market, are focusing on expanding their customer base across the middle east regions.

September 2021 - Honeywell introduced a new robotic technology designed to help warehouses and distribution centers automate the manual process of unloading pallets, reducing the operational risks of potential injuries and labor shortages. The Honeywell Smart Flexible Depalletizer uses machine learning and advances in perception and gripping technologies to break down pallet loads.

April 2021 - Rockwell Automation announced its partnership with Precast FZCO, a leading provider of industrial automation solutions in the Middle East. With this agreement, Precast FZCO is authorized to distribute Rockwell Automation's software solutions in the region.

Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Leaders

  1. ABB Ltd

  2. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

  3. Vista Automation

  4. Rockwell Automation

  5. Siemens AG

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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December 2021 - ABB expanded its OmniCore robot controller range with two new versions, the E10 and the V250XT. These two new controllers extend the possibilities for enhanced robot control in various industries, from electronics assembly to automotive, logistics, and general manufacturing.

September 2021 - Digi-Key Electronics signed a distribution deal with Siemens for its automation and control products. The partnership covers products such as power supplies, human-machine interface (HMI) technology, programmable logic controllers (PLCs), and heavy-duty switches.

Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Report - Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions and Market Definition

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Industry Attractiveness - Porter's Five. Forces Analysis

      1. 4.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      2. 4.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers

      3. 4.2.3 Threat of New Entrants

      4. 4.2.4 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

      5. 4.2.5 Threat of Substitutes

    3. 4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis

    4. 4.4 Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on the Industry


    1. 5.1 Market Drivers

      1. 5.1.1 Growth of the Oil and Gas Sector in the Region Driving the PLC Market

      2. 5.1.2 Increasing Usage of Automation System in Different End-user Verticals

    2. 5.2 Market Challenges

      1. 5.2.1 Slow Adoption Rate Due to Low Manufacturing Activities in the Region

      2. 5.2.2 Demand for Customization of Products


    1. 6.1 By Type

      1. 6.1.1 Hardware

      2. 6.1.2 Software

      3. 6.1.3 Services

    2. 6.2 By End-User Industry

      1. 6.2.1 Food, Tobacco, and Beverage

      2. 6.2.2 Automotive

      3. 6.2.3 Chemical and Petrochemical

      4. 6.2.4 Energy and Utilities

      5. 6.2.5 Pharmaceutical

      6. 6.2.6 Oil and Gas

      7. 6.2.7 Other End-user Industries

    3. 6.3 By Country

      1. 6.3.1 United Arab Emirates

      2. 6.3.2 Saudi Arabia

      3. 6.3.3 Israel

      4. 6.3.4 Oman

      5. 6.3.5 Rest of Middle-East


    1. 7.1 Company Profiles

      1. 7.1.1 ABB Ltd

      2. 7.1.2 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

      3. 7.1.3 Vista Automation

      4. 7.1.4 Rockwell Automation

      5. 7.1.5 Siemens AG

      6. 7.1.6 Honeywell International Inc.

      7. 7.1.7 Omron Corporation

      8. 7.1.8 Panasonic Corporation

      9. 7.1.9 Robert Bosch GmbH

      10. 7.1.10 Emerson Electric Co. (GE)

      11. 7.1.11 Hitachi Ltd

      12. 7.1.12 Control Tech

    2. *List Not Exhaustive


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Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Industry Segmentation

PLC is the primary computing system that helps control automated machines. The system also helps detect any errors or flaws and alerts the technician. Another advantage of PLCs is their multi-functionality, which are functionally used in applications such as automotive, oil & gas, etc., in the Middle-East.

By Type
By End-User Industry
Food, Tobacco, and Beverage
Chemical and Petrochemical
Energy and Utilities
Oil and Gas
Other End-user Industries
By Country
United Arab Emirates
Saudi Arabia
Rest of Middle-East
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Middle-East Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Market Research FAQs

The Middle East PLC Market size is expected to reach USD 347.63 million in 2024 and grow at a CAGR of 0.17% to reach USD 350.60 million by 2029.

In 2024, the Middle East PLC Market size is expected to reach USD 347.63 million.

ABB Ltd, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Vista Automation, Rockwell Automation and Siemens AG are the major companies operating in the Middle East PLC Market.

In 2023, the Middle East PLC Market size was estimated at USD 347.04 million. The report covers the Middle East PLC Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Middle East PLC Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

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Middle East Micro Programmable Logic Controller Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)